Reading 101

Reading 101: 9 Excuses Why People Don’t Read Books (2/3)

Imagine a place where you can let it all go. Where every question you have is answered and all you’re doing is having a great time. That place exists. It’s where we go when we read books. Excited? Or maybe a bit scared? Hold on! Because whatever happens in that fictional world is completely up to you.

When I read a book that I absolutely love, there’s just one thing I want to do: talk about it with people. Then I notice how many people don’t read books. People tend to have excuses for everything, and reading is part of that. In this series of blogposts, Reading 101, I want to help you get a reading habit. Like I mentioned before, we can’t start with you having doubts and excuses about this book thing. Here are 3 more excuses people use when it comes to reading, and why I think they’re as fictional as the world I described above.

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David Blatner, Non-Fiction, Reviews

Review: David Blatner – The Joy of Pi

There are five books that I wanted to read this month, but this week I ran into a problem. I was away from my books and wanted to read, but had nothing on me. So I decided to listen to a short audiobook. The Joy of Pi is a book I had planned to read for a long time, but I just never got to it. This has now changed. Here’s my opinion on the audiobook about Pi.

” ‘Tis a favorite project of mine
A new value of pi to assign.
I would fix it at 3
For it’s simpler, you see,
Than 3 point 1 4 1 5 9.”

– Harvey L. Carter

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Fiction, Leigh Bardugo, Reviews

Review: Leigh Bardugo – Six of Crows

It was September when I added Six of Crows to my list of books to read. Back then, I only knew that it was a fantasy and a fiction book. And it received immensely good reviews. So it ended up on my list and remained there until the first of January this year. I started this book of which I actually had no clue what it was about. Here’s my review of the book!

“No mourners. No funerals.” – Leigh Bardugo

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Reading 101

Reading 101: 9 Excuses Why People Don’t Read Books (1/3)

What if you could go to a place where you can forget all your worries and have a great time? Let’s say there’s a place that holds the answers for the questions you have. Wouldn’t you want to see it? Whether you want to learn something or just enjoy some time in a fictional world is up to you.

When I read a book that I absolutely love, there’s just one thing I want to do: talk about it with people. Then I notice how many people don’t read books. People tend to have excuses for everything, and reading is part of that. In this series of blogposts, Reading 101, I want to help you get a reading habit. But we can’t start when you’re having doubts or excuses about whether the book thing is something for you. Here are the first 3 of 9 excuses people use when it comes to reading, and why I think they’re fictional.

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Reading 101

Reading 101: Tips and Tricks to Help You Improve Your Reading

What if you could go to a place where you can forget all your worries and have a great time? Let’s say there’s a place that holds the answers for the questions you have. Wouldn’t you want to see it? Whether you want to learn something or just enjoy some time in a fictional world is up to you.

When I read a book that I absolutely love, there’s just one thing I want to do: talk about it with people. Then I notice how many people don’t read books. People tend to have excuses for everything, and reading is part of that. In this series of blogposts, Reading 101, I want to help you get a reading habit. Here’s an overview of this series so you know whether it’s something for you.

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Monica Leonelle, Non-Fiction, Reviews

Review: Monica Leonelle – The 8-Minute Writing Habit

I have a dream. In this utopia, I am doing the work I’ve always wanted to do: writing. Somehow, it’s never gotten to that point. I spent last year reading a lot, thinking that by reading books you also learn what works and doesn’t. Now it’s time to take it a step further. Will I become a writer if I only keep reading? No, of course not. To become an author, one has to write.

So I went online and found me a great deal of titles that could help me at it. The first one I wanted to try is The 8-Minute Habit by Monica Leonelle, because it is said to help people start writing. Well, here are my thoughts on this book.

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John Whitmore, Non-Fiction, Reviews

Review: John Whitmore – Coaching for Performance

I’ve been looking for a train book. What I mean with that? I’ve been travelling with the train a lot lately. So I wanted to read something when I was on the train. And I wanted to read a book about coaching. Coaching and training. Haha, see what I did there?

I found Coaching for Performance: GROWing Human Potential and Purpose in the library at my work. From there I took the book and started reading it. Here are my thoughts about it!

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